First Time at SATELLITE

Is this your first time attending SATELLITE? Here’s everything you’ll need to ensure a successful event!

Exhibition & Conference Dates and Times

Event Name: SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Conference: May 6-9, 2019
Exhibition: May 6-8, 2019
Exhibition Hours:

  • Monday, May 6 – 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 7 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 8 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Information

Registration is located in the West Salon of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Make sure you pick up your badge in advanced to avoid long lines at registration!

What you’ll need to pick up your badge:

  • Confirmation email or number
  • Valid Driver’s License or form of photo ID

Registration Hours:

  • Saturday, May 4 | 12:00 PM– 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 5 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, May 6 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 7 | 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 8 | 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 9 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Networking Events

With over 15,000 attendees under one roof, you’ll want to be aware of all of the networking opportunities available to you.

Monday, May 6

  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Rise ‘N’ Shine Continental Breakfast*
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall | Sponsored by  | Open to All Attendees
  • 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Keynote Luncheon*
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: SATELLITE Lunar Ball | Open to All Attendees

Tuesday, May 7

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Rise ‘N’ Shine Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by 
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall | Open to All Attendees
  • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM: WSBR 2019 Flagship and Silent Auction Lunch**
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: MSUA Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards and Luncheon**
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: WTA 2019 Teleport Awards Luncheon**
  • 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Afternoon Refreshment Break | Open to All Attendees
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Happy Hour with SATELLITE Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall | Sponsored by   ,    , and  | Open to All Attendees

Wednesday, May 8

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Rise ‘N’ Shine Continental Breakfast*
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall | Open to All Attendees
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Awards Luncheon* | Sponsored by: 
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall | Open to All Attendees

Thursday, May 9

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Rise ‘N’ Shine Breakfast*

* Included with All-Access and One-Day Passes
** Separate ticket purchase required. Add to your registration here!

Conference Sessions

Are you unsure about which sessions to attend? The SATELLITE team is here to help! Below are a few sample schedules that you may be interested in.

Crowd Favorites

Monday, May 6

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: What’s the (Next) Big Idea?
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: SGx Keynote Series at SATELLITE 2019
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Startup Space Finance Roundtable: Choosing the Best Path to Growth
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Tuesday, May 7

  • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Global Satellite Operators: The Future is Now
  • 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Closing Session: Space Leaders Forum on Navigating the Fractured Geopolitical Landscape

Wednesday, May 8

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Our Collective Role in Empowering Women and Cultivating Diversity in Aerospace
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Remote Sensing Data Relay Networks: Busting Though the LEO Bottleneck
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Building Satellite Propulsion Systems for the New GEO/MEO/LEO Landscape
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Integrating LEO Constellations into Teleport Services
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM: Closing Session: From the Outside Looking In: Industry 4.0 in Space

Thursday, May 9

  • 9:30 AM – 10: 30 AM: The Ocean of Things
  • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Executive Roundtable: LEO/MEO Systems Five-Year Forecast
Young Professionals

Be sure to check out the Satellite 101 sessions! This brand new series was designed to guide you through the week while giving you pointers on how to navigate the show floor and discover sessions for your objectives.

Monday, May 6

  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: SGx Keynote Series at SATELLITE 2019
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: New to SATELLITE? Start Here!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: What is High-Throughput Satellite? An Introduction to HTS and Other Acronyms
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Selling Commercial Technology to the Government
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: How to Acquire Commercial Satellite Bandwidth for your Business
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: How to Build Your Satellite Network on the Ground
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Entrepreneurship in Africa: Emerging Market Trends
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The View from Venture Capital: Finding a Unicorn in the Haystack
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Tuesday, May 7

  • 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM: Global Satellite Operators: The Future is Now
  • 10:30 AM – 3:45 PM: Startup Space 2019 Entrepreneur Pitch Contest

Wednesday, May 8

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Our Collective Role in Empowering Women and Cultivating Diversity in Aerospace

Thursday, May 9

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: What I Learned from Inking Facebook’s First Space Industry Deal

Conference Agenda

The world-class SATELLITE Conference consists of the most relevant and important topics facing both satellite industry and end-users, and gathers a diverse group of experts to share their viewpoints. Click here to view the full agenda, or click on a topic of your interest below!


Manufacturing Broadband Science, Research, and Development Bandwidth The Cloud
Data Analytics Secure Communications AI & Automation High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Enterprise Networks
Mobile & Wireless
(3G, 4G, 5G)
Cybersecurity Ground Systems Imagery & Sensing Geolocation
Video, Media, and Entertainment Space Sustainability Remote Connectivity New Products & Innovation Engineering

Session Types

Conference Presentations Exhibit Hall Events Finance Forum General Sessions Government & Military Forum
Ground Systems Forum Keynote-Style Presentation Satellite 101 Panel Sessions Power Sessions

Check out all sessions here!

Exhibition Show Floor

SATELLITE 2019 has rounded up the top contributors to the satellite industry and brought them to the show floor. More than 350 exhibitors will be showcasing cutting-edge technologies, the hottest products, and the next generation applications across various industries! Visit the floor plan and create a My Show Planner account to save your must see exhibitors!

You’ll also have access to all events on the SATELLITE Unveiled stage, located directly on the show floor:

  • 3rd Annual Startup Space, a competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business and technology ideas to a panel of highly accomplished space professionals, investors, thought leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs.
  • Tech Demos where you’ll get an insider’s look at the latest technology and new product launches.

SATELLITE Tips and Tricks
  • Dress to impress (business casual or business professional), but make sure you wear comfortable shoes
  • This is the place to network, so don’t forget your business cards
  • The conference sessions are located in air conditioned rooms, so bring a light sweater or jacket in case you get cold
  • Stay up to date with everything SATELLITE by downloading the official mobile app and keeping up with our social media – #SATShow


What are the dates for SATELLITE 2019?

  • The SATELLITE 2019 Conference and Exhibition is Monday, May 6th through Thursday, May 9th, 2019. The SATELLITE Exhibition is Monday, May 6th – Wednesday, May 8th.

What are the times for the Exhibition?

  • The Exhibit Hall is open during the following hours:
    • Monday, May 6:  11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 7:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 8:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where is SATELLITE 2019?

  • SATELLITE 2019 will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

How can my company reserve exhibit space at SATELLITE 2019?

  • Exhibiting at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition has always been a terrific value because it’s the only event to link buyers and sellers within the global satellite marketplace. Contact Michael Cassinelli, Sales Director, at +1-301-354-1691 for more information on exhibiting at SATELLITE 2019.

How do I register?

What are the different registration packages and pricing?

  • There are several registration options for the SATELLITE 2019 Conference and Exhibition. Click here to view.

Does SATELLITE 2019 offer government and military discounts?

  • Yes! Active military and federal, state and local government employees qualify for the government/military discounted rates for the Conference Registration Packages. Active military government employees will also receive a free exhibit hall pass!
  • To obtain the military and government rate, simply select the option during the online registration process and please remember to bring your valid military or government ID to the event. Please note: Contractors do not qualify for military discounts.

What is the dress code?

  • Business formal is encouraged for all events at SATELLITE 2019 Conference and Exhibition. Military personnel are encouraged to wear duty uniform.

How do I make my travel arrangements?

  • Traveling to SATELLITE 2019 is easy and convenient when you use the SATELLITE 2019 travel service. Exclusive discounts on hotel rates are available in the SATELLITE 2019 official hotels. Please book your hotel rooms online through MCI USA, formerly Wyndham Jade, the official housing bureau for SATELLITE 2019, for your discounted room rate.
  • A note from Show Management: Access Intelligence has carefully chosen MCI USA, formerly Wyndham Jade, as the official, exclusive, housing partner of SATELLITE 2019. Please disregard any solicitation from other companies claiming to be the SATELLITE 2019 housing company. Unfortunately we have no authority over these unethical companies, and such solicitations may happen more frequently as we get closer to SATELLITE 2019.

Air Travel

  • There are 3 major international airports that serve the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area:
    • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 5 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
    • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) located in Dulles, Virginia, approximately 27 miles west of Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
    • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is located about 33 miles north-east of Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • MCI USA, formerly Wyndham Jade, can book your hotel room, flight and rental car in one quick phone call. To speak with a representative, please call +1-866-546-4308 (Domestic) or +1-972-349-5424 (International)
  • For driving directions, please click here.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

  • Yes! Exclusive discounts on hotel rates are available in the SATELLITE 2019 official hotels. Please book your hotel rooms through MCI USA, formerly Wyndham Jade, the only official SATELLITE 2019 housing bureau, for your discounted room rate. Click here to reserve your room.

How do I get to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?

  • The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets at 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington D.C., right across from Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and within a 45-minute drive from Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle service and car service are available from either airport to the hotel.
  • The physical address is
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Detailed directions are available online.

Does the Metro run to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?

  • Yes! Take the Yellow Line Train marked Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. Upon exiting the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metro Station, the entrance to the Convention Center will be directly in front of you. Visit the WMATA website for more information.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else at my company?

  • Registrations can be altered and edited up until the badge is printed. Access Intelligence recognizes the information in the registration system, NOT the confirmation e-mail, as the most current and valid information. Substitutions may be made at any time for confirmed registrants of SATELLITE 2019; however printed badges are non-transferable once collected at the event.  Notice of substitution must be made in writing by the original registrant to or SATELLITE 2019, Attn: Registration, 9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor, Rockville MD 20850. Please note: There will be a $25 charge for badge reprints requested onsite.

How do I cancel my registration, and what is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made after December 31, 2018 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $999. Registrants who do not cancel prior to March 18, 2019 will be liable for the full registration fee. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. If for any reason Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this conference, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by the clients. Refunds due to registrant error will be charged a $199 processing fee. Discounts will not be applied to current registrations. No refunds will be granted after March 18, 2019.

Age Policy

  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register for or attend the SATELLITE 2019 Conference and Exhibition. There are no exceptions and this rule is strictly enforced.

Who can I contact if my question is not answered here?

Where can I report any dietary restrictions?

  • Yes! Please include any dietary restrictions within your registration or email:

Is there a map of the session rooms?

  • Yep, check out the floor plan here! When you pick up your badge be sure to review your show guide for all directional information as well as instructions to download the mobile app with the most up to date information.

Do I need my badge to get into sessions?

  • Yes! Be sure to have your badge in view to gain access to all session rooms. If you should lose your badge, there will be a $25 reprint fee and a new badge can be issued at registration.

I’ve never been to DC, what should I see? (local attractions)

  • Did you know that your SATELLITE 2019 badge gives you exclusive discounts all around Washington, D.C. You can find more information on the Washington, D.C. Website.

What if I’m late to a session, can I still go in?

  • Yes! As always, please make an effort not to disturb the speaker or fellow attendees.

Will there be translators?

  • Unfortunately there will be no official translators and the official language of the conference is English. Please contact customer care prior to the conference for any concerns or assistance.

How to download the mobile app?

  • Search SATELLITE 2019 in Google Play Store or Apple App Store to download the FREE, official mobile app of the 2019 conference.

Where can I park at the convention center?

Dates for 2020

  • Plan ahead to join us March 9-12, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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